Animal Systems Option

All Biotechnology Options have the same Freshman and Sophomore year requirements.

Freshman YearCredits
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
BIOB 105CS - Introduction to Biotechnology3
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4
Select one of the following:3
BIOB 318 - Biometry*
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics*
M 165Q - Calculus for Technology I*
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
Select one of the following:3-4
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus*
M 166Q - Calculus for Technology II*
University Core and Electives11
Year Total: 39-40
Sophomore YearCredits
BIOB 375 - General Genetics3
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
or CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II**4
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking3
University Core and Electives8-12
Year Total: 27-31
Total Program Credits: 66-71

If a student takes BIOB 318 Biometry or STAT 216Q Introduction to Statistics, then the student must take M 161Q Survey of Calculus. If a student takes M 165Q Calculus for Technology I, then the student must take M 166Q Calculus for Technology II.


If a student takes CHMY 321 Organic Chemistry I, the student must take CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II.

Junior YearCredits
BCH 380 - Biochemistry5  
BIOB 412 - Hybridomas2  
BIOB 415 - Adv Immunology Methods1  
BIOB 413 - Flow Cytometry1  
BIOB 414 - Advanced Microscopy1  
University Core and Electives5  
BIOM 400 - Medical Microbiology  3
BIOB 477 - Genome Science and Gene Expression  5
Choose one of the following: *  4
ANSC 265 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals - Lecture ( AND)
ANSC 266 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals - Lab
BIOH 201 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOH 211 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology II
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4  
IMID 498R - Biotech Internship4  
University Core and Electives7  
PHSX 207 - College Physics II  4
BIOB 424 - Ethical Practice of Science  3
IMID 499 - Biotechnology Capstone  2
University Core and Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 60

BIOH 201 Hum Anatomy & Physiology I may also be taken in the spring.

Recommended Electives

ANSC 320Animal Nutrition4
ANSC 321Physiology of Animal Reproduction4
ANSC 322Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics3
ANSC 337Disease of Domestic Livestock3
ANSC 421Assisted Reproduction Technologies w/ Lab4
BCH 441Biochemistry of Macromolecules3
BCH 442Metabolic Regulation3
BCH 444RBiochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods3
BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOH 201Hum Anatomy & Physiology I **5
BIOH 211Hum Anatomy & Physiology II **4
BIOH 405Hematology3
BIOM 431Medical Bacteriology3
BIOM 435Virology3
BIOM 450Microbial Physiology3
BIOO 310Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
BIOO 412Animal Physiology3
EQUS 327Equine Lameness3
EQUS 346Equine Reproductive Management4
IMID 492Independent Study1-3
IMID 490RUndergraduate Research1-6

CHMY 211 Elements of Organic Chemistry serves as the prerequisite for additional Chemistry courses, which are required in the Biotechnology Degree, Animal Systems Option.  Graduate departments at some universities require that students have one year of organic Chemistry.  Therefore, students potentially interested in graduate school can take the CHMY 321/CHMY 323 series of organic Chemistry during their sophomore year.


If one of these is used as a departmental requirement, then it cannot count as elective credits.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.